where to stay and how to get there:

american flies to panama city, a 30-minute flight from the san blas islands. the islands are fairly remote, however, so it’s a smart idea to consult guide services such as panama jones (888-726-2621, or lost world adventures (800-999-0558, www.lostworld to help with lodging and travel arrangements. islands such as kwadule, corazón, and uaguitupo are quite popular. —